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  • BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services driven company as its smartphone market share has dwindled, has been lately touting new BBM features in a bid to make it a more viable messaging tool for clients such as corporations and government agencies that are on the lookout for a secure messaging service.

  • Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

  • One vulnerability involves flaws in the way scores of manufacturers of Apple, Google Android and Blackberry devices, among others, have implemented an obscure industry standard that controls how everything from network connections to user identities are managed.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • Retailers are going to get very personal in 2039 Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    From your social media posts to your locale, retailers use data to better target consumers. But at what point is it just plain creepy?

  • SINGAPORE, July 31- Singapore risks tarnishing its business-friendly reputation by implementing new labour laws that require companies to prioritise hiring locals over foreigners for middle income jobs, analysts say.

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • RPT-FACTBOX-Google under European regulatory spotlight Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    July 30- Google Inc faces a variety of challenges from European Commission regulators, in contrast to its experience in the United States where the Internet search company has largely mitigated regulatory threats.

  • Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter. Its net income for the April-June quarter dropped 20 percent to 6.3 trillion won from 7.8 trillion won a year earlier.

  • Samsung Electronics' 2Q profit miss forecast Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period. Its net income during the April-June quarter dropped 20 percent to 6.3 trillion won, compared with 7.8 trillion won a year earlier.

  • July 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported its first quarterly profit as a public company, shrugging of analyst forecasts of a loss as small business customers spent more on advertising. Yelp shares fell as much as 3 percent in extended trading, before recovering most of the lost ground.

  • July 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported its first quarterly profit as a public company, shrugging of analyst forecasts of a loss, as it won more small businesses customers. Yelp, which listed almost three years ago, competes with internet search engines from Google Inc, Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp's Bing.

  • FACTBOX-Google under European regulatory spotlight Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    July 30- Google Inc faces a variety of challenges from European Commission regulators, in contrast to its experience in the United States where the Internet search company has largely mitigated regulatory threats.

  • BRUSSELS/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 30- European regulators are preparing what could be a stern challenge to Google Inc's mobile software business in the coming months after a nearly four-year investigation into the company's Web search practices left rivals and European politicians dissatisfied.

  • July 30- Diamond rings on display at Nordstrom's flagship Seattle store are not for sale. It is the first time the company has turned to brick and mortar in its 15- year history, showcasing products in two Nordstrom stores.

  • Why Silicon Valley wants Wall Street's best Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    Bankers and MBAs are increasingly moving into the tech sector—and tech companies are ready for them.

  • Ground Control to Major Tom: UK’s space-age future Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Britons will travel to a spaceport in a driverless car where they could download pictures on 5G networks, according to government plans.

  • DUBLIN, July 30- Ireland is in the firing line from Washington again for luring U.S. companies to its shores for tax benefits, but despite contrite noises coming from Dublin, it has too much to lose to discourage U.S. firms bent on shifting their tax domiciles.

  • The most attractive bankers work here Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest financier of them all? An analysis of one dating app's data breaks it down.